Examinations Assistant and Invigilator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/08/2019 12:00
£18,795 - £19,171
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Northumbria House, Cramlington
Post Number:
Closing date:
1 Aug
Further Information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents, means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Learning and Skills Service is externally funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) grants and contracts or earned via the Apprenticeship Levy. The service also attracts a number of small grants for specialist work and is a sub-contractor for two large Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) programmes, the Work Programme and its successor the Work and Health Programme. It delivers the Northumberland element of the regional Generation North East programme which is funded through the Cabinet Office. The service provides:
• targeted careers guidance for school-age children and for 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET);
• work related learning activities for school age children;
• supported internships, traineeships and apprenticeships;
• study programmes for young people and adult education including technical and professional education;
• employability support and coaching for young people and adults participating in Work Programme, Generation North East and Work and Health Programme.

The service is organised into the following areas:
• Quality and Organisational Development (including quality assurance and professional development, technology infrastructure, e-learning, exams and assessments)
• Programmes (providing entry routes into the service via careers guidance, employability, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, and Young People’s and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coaches)
• Curriculum and Skills (delivery and teaching in health care and education, science and humanities, business technology and commerce, English, maths and languages, construction and engineering, leadership and management)
• Learner Support (covering additional learning support, student counselling, safeguarding and Prevent, equality and diversity and health and safety)
• Corporate Services and Business Development (including data and finance, marketing and communications, external projects and business development)

The Head of Skills and Employability leads the service and is supported by key management posts. Education Leads are responsible for a programme or subject area as well as the management of one of the service’s permanent delivery centres in Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth, Cramlington, Bedlington, Ashington, Blyth, Prudhoe and Hexham.

The service uses its funding effectively to widen participation, target areas of deprivation, and reach under-represented groups in learning. It is mainly positioned as a provider of second chance education, professional and technical education. Provision is developed in line with national priorities, North East Local Enterprise Partnership, the ambition for the North of Tyne Devolution and Borderlands, as well as local priorities and need.

The role

The purpose of the post is to assist in the supervision and setting up of examinations and to ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions. You will also need to provide an accurate administrative support to the examinations and data function of the service. You will need to be a person with exceptional eye for detail, be able to process large volumes of data quickly, and be confident and competent to use a wide range of examinations portals and data systems. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £18,795 (Band 3)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits
An excellent programme of CPD throughout the year

Essential requirements:

You must be able to independently travel across Northumberland, as invigilation may take place at any of our delivery centres. You must have access to your own vehicle which is insured for business purpose: please note you would not be able to satisfy examination regulations through travelling on public transport for this post. Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview for this post. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Laura Hunt on 01670 622115.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.